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Month: January 2008

No good mornings

No good mornings

Yet again Twitter is down for far longer than anticipated due to yet another server upgrade and I wonder about something. I can I recommend anyone use a service like twitter when it’s got such a poort uptime record. It’s not that complicated when you think of it as instant messaging so why all the downtime. I can’t help but feel there’s poor managment. I miss saying Good Morning to my World Wide audience.

New Seesmic wth replies and latest tweet

New Seesmic wth replies and latest tweet

The latest  version of Seesmic was rolled out this evening during the Demo Presentation by Loic Lemeur and amongst it’s newest features are replies counters so that you can see how many people reacted, a latest tweet display and faster loading times for the pages. There is an active conversations tab in the lower right corner and the shows tab has been replaced by a replies tab. The site is far slicker and easier to use. Great changes.

Chillout

Chillout

Chillout® is an open source implementation of the DMP DRM software. The idea is to create a multiplatform toolkit that allows for the easy managment of rights for media files. Built with Java it has several levels of rights managment for a number of files. This includes encrytion software and more. For a PDF document of what I saw today it’s available here.

Digitalshadowcaster (TM)

Digitalshadowcaster (TM)

As the rate of creation of content increases so does the challenge of following what was done by whom and that’s where digitalshadowcaster (TM). The idea is interesting to content producers.  Thus, the life cycle of an object may “Cast” a “Digital Shadow” (DS) that captures real time key information events and actions.  A given DS allows for the ordered delivery of proprietary services managed over a predictable and transparent network of Object Based Representations in Object to Object (O2O)…

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The Digital Media Project – Summary

The Digital Media Project – Summary

Two nights ago I got an invite from a friend at Kendra inviting me to come to the Friday session of this event. The event was held at Queen Mary University in London. The first session of the morning was to tell us more about the Digital Media project. The talk was given by Leonardo Chiariglione. What I found interesting about this project and this movement is that it’s looking at the need for DRM as a good thing. It…

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My tweeting habit

My tweeting habit

Dacort on twitter has given me access to a site (I am not yet free to disclose the URL yet) where we can see our twitter activity in graphic form. It gives us a nice overview of how strong our twitter habit is. (click image to see full graph) When I started using twitter in May you can see I was very quiet and it progressed quietly over until August. In August I started to tweet. In December and January…

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Screening: Kosovo, the Valley

Screening: Kosovo, the Valley

Last night I went to watch an observational documentary called Kosovo, the Valley, about the conflict in Kosovo in 1998. The event took place at the Frontline club in London. The documentary starts with a graphic scene of the aftermath of an attack and takes a look at both the Albanian side of the conflict and the Serb. It’s a good documentary that helps to understand how the conflict was. Keep in mind that the documentary was shot back in…

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Video Insider

Video Insider

I’ve seen a lot of people create link posts where there’s no comment just links and these are not effective. They’re not effective because they require the audience to click through and read the entire post to see what you thought was of interest. Instead I’m going to choose key paragraphs and link to the article. If you like the paragraph then simply click on the link and you’ll get the full article within it’s context. The user-generated video content…

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Twitter desaturation

Twitter desaturation

Due to the quantity of people using twitter it’s purpose has changed. From being a place where you tell people what you’re up to it’s become a place where you discuss what you’re up to and what you’re thinking about. As a result of this following people without them following you back is pointless. I went through my twitter list this morning and it was at over 530 people being followed. I went through that list and started to remove…

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Likemind Coffee morning in London

Likemind Coffee morning in London

Two nights ago whilst having a conversation about technology with Fooz on twitter I got a message from Jamie about the Likemind coffee morning in Central London that she thought might be of interest to me. I decided that I would go and it was worth the effort. From what I gather it’s held once a month. It’s a meeting that started around 0830 and continued till 1030 where a few people from various backgrounds in the media came to…

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